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MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 11: Chase Brice #7 of the Appalachian State Mountaineers reacts against the Miami Hurricanes during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium on September 11, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Michael Reaves / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Two elite Sun Belt Conference teams battle as the 10-2 Appalachian State Mountaineers take on the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns. Which team will emerge as the conference champion? We have you covered with our Appalachian State Louisiana-Lafayette picks.

Don't overlook the opportunity to enjoy and bet on the Sun Belt Conference Championship amid a slate filled with big-time power conference matchups. The Mountaineers are 8-4 against the spread, making them one of the country's premier teams to back. And the 11-1 Ragin' Cajuns are just 5-7 against the spread.

These teams are tightly matched, so we'll look at every aspect to find a spread and total advantage. Margins have generally been tight during this campaign that's featured an unbelievable amount of upsets. Week 14 surely won't let us down.

Here are my picks and predictions for the college football Week 14 matchup between the Appalachian State Mountaineers and the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns. (Odds via DraftKings, and pick confidence is based on a one-to-five star scale).

Appalachian State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Game Info

Date/Time: December 4, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. ETTV: ESPNLocation: Cajun FieldWeather: Cloudy, 72 degrees at kickoff

Appalachian State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Odds Analysis

Unsurprisingly, the money has come in steadily on Appalachian State. This line opened at -2 but has risen to -2.5 or -3 across the board. People expect a quality, close game, but for the better team ATS to cover for a good reason.

The total has risen 1.5 points from 51.5 to 53 at all sites, and to 53.5 at some. These teams field top-12 defenses, but this rivalry has featured high-scoring games during the last three matchups.

Appalachian State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Picks

Appalachian State -2.5 (-115) ????Over 53 (-110) ???

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Appalachian State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Predictions

Appalachian State -2.5 (-115)

The last five weeks for Appalachian State have been season-changing. The Mountaineers found themselves after enduring a tough stretch when Louisiana-Lafayette beat them soundly 41-13, and they narrowly defeated Coastal Carolina. They've emerged as a wonderfully well-rounded threat while averaging 36 points per game and allowing only 19. Their rushing attack will match up well against the weakness of Louisiana-Lafayette's defense.

The Mountaineers surrendered four turnovers and quarterback Chase Brice was terrible during the last time these teams met. So much has changed since then, making it hard to believe the Cajuns could replicate that performance despite boasting such a good defense overall.

This is a tough bet. The Cajuns haven't produced the same dominant resume as Appalachian State, and beating the same team twice during a season is extremely difficult. So take the Mountaineers to exact revenge in this terrific rematch.

Over 53 (-110)

The total is right at the level where the previous game between these teams finished, and I expect both offenses to be successful. Each coach has been aggressive during key moments, and that should continue.

The Under has hit during five of the last six times Appalachian State and Louisiana-Lafayette have squared off. But those totals have been between 52.5 and 65, and not in the high 40s. This is a reasonable total with the stakes high.

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Appalachian State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette picks made 11/29/2021 at 9:03 p.m. ET